Technology

Feb 18, 2016

Can the FBI hack your iPhone?

The US government pinkie swears it is only going to use a backdoor to Apple products this one time. But Apple's having none of it.

Josh Taylor — Journalist

Josh Taylor

Journalist

Apple has been ordered by a US federal court to make it easier for the FBI to hack its phones, and the tech giant isn’t happy about it. What does this mean in the ongoing government war against encryption?

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12 thoughts on “Can the FBI hack your iPhone?

  1. JMNO

    I think that as a matter of principal any law enforcement agency should have to make a legally-based request to an organization to obtain access to its data on a case-by-case basis. It will be far too tempting to start trawling around for what they can find and that starts to be an unjustifiable breach of people’s privacy, even if they don’t have anything to hide.

  2. AR

    The sound of hammer & nails at the stable.

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